Archive | April 2014

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Concerning Habits

  Habit   noun A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.  (Oxford Dictionary) A usual way of behaving; something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.  (Merriam-Webster) A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition; an established disposition of […]

Try 31 New Recipes: Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

This was a case of my subconscious winning the day.  I swear for the last couple of weeks I’ve seen numerous examples of shepherd’s pie in various places, both online and in my daily life.  It seems to me I was inundated with this idea for so long that when it was time to try […]

The Unachievable Goal

On April 11, 2014, I got into a car accident at a highway intersection with our dog Jade in the back, and Jade did not survive.  A little over a week later and I finally feel as though I’m over the initial shock and I have regained control of my emotions, yet there are constant […]

Spinning Into Action

I can tell I went to spin recently because my sit bones still hurt a little; if you don’t know what I mean when I say sit bones, go for a bike ride and you’ll feel it! I have not registered for spin.  When I made that goal, I thought I’d have no problem registering […]

Reducing the Financial Burden

Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man’s world. I’m convinced that anyone who says “money can’t buy happiness” has either grown up with wealth and therefore has no understanding of living paycheque to paycheque, or is an idealist happy-go-lucky who would be content no matter their financial state.  But I think if […]

Adventures in Chess – The Beginning

I played my first game of chess last Saturday morning.  There was beautiful sunshine streaming through our kitchen window as we made breakfast and had a lazy chat about what we might do that day when my husband suggested it.  I was feeling optimistic and in an overall good mood, so I agreed. Allow me […]

Try 31 New Recipes: Banana Chai Latte Oatmeal

I’ve been a daily visitor to The Oatmeal Artist for almost a year, and it never ceases to amaze me how many different kinds of oatmeal that Lauren can come up with!  I came across her blog just as I was going into the second cycle of the 17 Day Diet where we’re allowed to […]